This weekend was good for my soul, y’all. The weather was gorgeous, we got lots of good family time in, and I got lots done around the house. Fun + productive weekends are always the best kind in my book!
Friday evening our city had lots of St. Patrick’s Day festivities going on downtown, so we headed down with the kiddos right after work. We started the evening with pizza and vino at one of our favorite places, and then we stepped outside to enjoy the festivities. There was lots going on… lots of beer stands with green beer, a St. Patrick’s Day 5k race, live music, face painting, and lots of other things. They had blocked the whole street off, which was nice, so the kids were free to roam and we didn’t have to worry about traffic.
They had turned all of the fountains green, so the kiddos wanted to go check those out first. We hung out by one of the fountains listening the music for a while and then Olivia wanted to get her face painted. Jacob (our conservative, typical first child) didn’t want anyone painting anything on his face. Lol. I swear, those two could not be any different.
After face-painting, the kids got in line for the balloon lady to make some balloons for them. They each requested swords. We decided to make our way down to the new ice cream place that we’ve been frequenting lately, and we all indulged in some yummy dessert. The ice cream place is at the other end of the street a couple of blocks away from where the band was playing, and down at that other end, some of the local college students were blasting hip hop music on the square and having a dance-off. Jacob begged and begged to go dance with them, but he wanted B or me to go with him, and we were like HECK NO. Lol. I would have needed a couple of green beers before doing that. Haha. Poor J didn’t want to dance by himself, but he had fun watching them.
We headed back down to watch the band some more and let the kiddos dance off their ice cream, and then it was time to head home. B and I put the kiddos to bed and then watched a couple of episodes of Gilmore Girls before calling it a night.
Saturday we awoke to a little bit of rain (which was unexpected) so I started organizing my cookbooks and cleaning out a few of the kitchen cabinets while the kids
my carpet played with Play-Doh. One
thing lead to another as it always does when I start purging, and I ended up
spending the afternoon cleaning out my master closet. I got rid of SO. MUCH. STUFF. and it feels so
Saturday evening was church, and then we headed to grab some Chipotle to take to my aunt and uncle’s house. The whole fam gathered there to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday. She’s turning 88 today! We spent the evening eating and drinking and chatting and we had the best time. I love my extended fam so much.
Sunday morning we watched some cartoons, I finished cleaning out my closet, we did some laundry, and then we headed over to my MIL’s house to celebrate her birthday. The weather was perfect so we spent the afternoon in their back yard. I played baseball with my nephew while Jacob and Olivia played in Nana’s garden. The weather was so beautiful that I didn’t want to leave.
Sunday evening was dinner at my parents’ house and it was the perfect ending to a great weekend.
Unfortunately my allergy issues have been creeping up again… my ears are plugged, my nose is running like a faucet, and there is a ton of pressure in my head again. Fortunately the nasal congestion seems to be staying at bay, though… must be the Flonase! As long as that stays away, I think I can put up with the rest. Definitely didn’t let it ruin my weekend, but if anybody has any remedies for head pressure and stopped up ears, I’m all ears… if I can hear you over the blockage, that is! ;o)